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Salary expectation for a Junior java developer in Krakow / Warsaw Poland?


CrewSoft
21 Jan 2015 #1
Hello everyone , I am a foreigner and a large company in Krakow offered me a 4000zl gross salary per month as a junior Java developer and I want to know if it's a normal salary for a junior developer without experience also i would like to know how much i will get in net after paying taxes. Thanks
Monitor 14 | 1,820
22 Jan 2015 #2
After taxes you will get 70% of that. What you got offered is upper level of what fresh graduates get.
Moonlighting 31 | 234
22 Jan 2015 #3
I think 4000zl is a normal salary for that position in Poland, however the tax rate you will be submitted to is 18%, so that should leave you with 3390zl after tax. Your income tax also covers social security and medical care, but that's not much. I recommend taking a budget out of your salary to buy yourself a complementary private medical insurance in order to get the same medical care as you would expect in the West. Furthermore, many companies just offer such an insurance to their employees. Make sure you can't get one from your employer. That would be great if it was possible to include this in your package.
Monitor 14 | 1,820
22 Jan 2015 #4
No. Many people start with less, especially out of Warsaw. No, income tax does not include insurances, thus you will get 2840 net with Umowa o prac─Ö.
OP CrewSoft
23 Jan 2015 #5
which answer is correct ???
DominicB - | 2,709
23 Jan 2015 #6
I am a foreigner and a large company in Krakow offered me a 4000zl gross salary per month as a junior Java developer

That's 2800 PLN net, after deductions. Not worth moving to Poland for so little, even for a junior position.

That will barely cover a very frugal lifestyle, with zero luxury or savings. Throw in the cost of airfare and visa fees, and you might even end up in the red after one year. All it would take is an abscessed tooth or a couple of weeks in bed with the flu to wipe you out financially as you would have little in the way of a rainy day fund.

There are better opportunities elsewhere, and for this amount of money, there are probably better opportunities in your own country.
Monitor 14 | 1,820
23 Jan 2015 #7
Teeth treatment is very cheap in Poland and this is starting salary. Each year you should be getting 15 to 20 percenst salary rise. (If you don't then change job) If you don't need work permit (EU citizen) then you can optimize taxes in order to ger more net. Just ask the company.
OP CrewSoft
23 Jan 2015 #8
Thanks everyone , i dont look for luxery on this moment because i am obligated to move to Poland and live there for minimum one year , and yes i need a work Permit because i am not EU-citizen. Also my priority in this moment is to add experience to my CV so i dont not know exactly what you guys advice me, look for another opportunity or accept this one?
Monitor 14 | 1,820
23 Jan 2015 #9
Also my priority in this moment is to add experience to my CV so i dont not know exactly what you guys advice me, look for another opportunity or accept this one?

Accept this offer only if you know that you cannot get a job in richer country than Poland. It's better to work in western European IT (except of Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece).
DominicB - | 2,709
23 Jan 2015 #10
my priority in this moment is to add experience to my CV so i dont not know exactly what you guys advice me, look for another opportunity or accept this one?

Definitely look for better opportunities. This one simply isn't worth the bother and cost. Like I said, you may well end up in the red after a one year stay. Believe me, better opportunities exist, even in your home country.
OP CrewSoft
23 Jan 2015 #11
Definitely i will accept this one ! :)))
bydlokoder
19 Mar 2016 #12
Merged: Relocation to Warsaw - Java Developer Salaries

Hello, everyone!

I'm 21 yo guy from Moscow that soon will finish bachelors degree there. Currently I work as a Data Analyst in Moscow, I don't have a working experience as a Java developer, whereas it is my main language.

I've received an offer (middle developer) from Polish company that located in Warsaw. They are ready to pay 7000 gross that is about 5000 net (+ they provide rellocation package) - is it ok salary or should I look smth different? If I would exchange these money to rubles I will get the same figures as I earn now before crisis. Why it is too low in Poland?

Also, I have some concerns about an attitude to Russians there. Of course a lot depends on a person but should I expect some strange looks/behavior?

Thanks for your replies :)
Rockyfive
25 Jun 2017 #13
Merged:

Working as junior java developer in Poland



Hi, I'm a Spanish programmer with only 3 months of experience working as a Java EE developer. I have some experience with python and JavaScript too but not in a company. I'm thinking about looking for a job in Krakow, could anyone tell me how much are the companies paying approximately?
Atch 16 | 3,366
26 Jun 2017 #14
Could be as little as 3,000 PLN gross. You don't really have any industry experience and you probably don't speak Polish? You should really try to get a year's experience on your CV before changing jobs.
Gross4000
18 Oct 2017 #15
Hello

A company offered me 4000 zl brutto (Gross) . Whats the net amount of it? 2800 zl or 3300 zl ? Work agreement is umowa o prace
DominicB - | 2,709
18 Oct 2017 #16
@Gross4000

2853 PLN a month.

That's probably not worth moving to Poland for. Your savings would be very low. No more than a very minimal rainy day fund. If that.

Where are you from?
Gross4000
18 Oct 2017 #17
Yes its not worth moving to Poland but Im currently living in Poland and I will work while Im studying.


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